Herb Moyer, President
Herb Moyer currently works as a Financial Professional for the Highland Financial Group under The Equitable Life Insurance Company. Herb received his Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP) designation in 2018. He also uses his skills as a photographer and videographer to document social, cultural, and political events for the Seacoast Region. He has lived in Exeter, New Hampshire since 1972.
Herb holds a BA in Zoology from UNH and taught biology, botany, and ecology at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, New Hampshire for more than 21 years. In his second teaching career, he taught computer and science courses at Pittsfield Middle-High School for eight years. In between teaching careers, Herb worked for IBM and then for himself, helping to integrate technology and software applications into schools and small businesses throughout the East Coast.
Herb currently works as a financial consultant for Prudential Financial, and is studying to become a Retirement Income Certified Professional. He also uses his skills as a photographer and videographer to document social, cultural, and political events for the Seacoast Region. He has lived in Exeter, New Hampshire since 1972.
Peter Schmidt, Vice President
Peter Schmidt is a European-language professional, having taught German and French at various institutions and working as a translator and interpreter in the business world. In the 1960s, he trained and worked in both Hamburg and Paris.
Upon retirement, Peter began dedicating his time to political activism. He is currently serving his seventh term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and his fourth term as Chairman of the Strafford County delegation. He was previously a member of the Dover City Council where he chaired the building committee for the Dover Public Works facility and the COAST bus system.
Peter’s interests include environmental protection, the arts, and civic development. He is a long time choral singer and ballroom dancer. Peter resides in Dover, New Hampshire.
William Woodward, Secretary
Bill Woodward has served in the U.S. Peace Corps and taught psychology at UNH since 1975. He has a Ph.D. in the history of science and medicine with specialties in history and the philosophy of psychology. He teaches students about the morality of caring, choosing a therapist, honesty in relationships, and the value of rehabilitation over incarceration.
Bill serves as the secretary of SAPL in order to preserve the history of this important citizen’s lobby. He works to reveal the true costs of uranium mining, the dangers of concrete and bolt degradation, the unsolved problem of nuclear waste disposal, and the ongoing health risks to populations living near nuclear reactors while promoting the development of renewable offshore wind, solar, and bioenergies.
Bill also focuses on the importance of sustainability and the need to protect seeds, water, farmers, and local businesses from corporations. A long time resident of Durham, New Hampshire, he now lives near his children and grandchildren in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Jarda Hutar, Treasurer
Raised in Coastal New Hampshire, Pat Warren has always had an affinity for the ocean and understood the importance of a clean, healthy environment. She spent over thirty years as a UNH Marine Docent teaching about the ocean and marine life. Pat also spent many years as a Citizen Water Quality Monitor with Great Bay Coast Watch, helping to protect the long-term health and natural resources of New Hampshire’s coastal waters and estuarine systems. These two volunteer activities have dovetailed perfectly with SAPL’s mission to protect and preserve Seacoast New Hampshire.
Pat obtained her first job as a bookkeeper at the age of 13 and served many years as SAPL treasurer, now as a board member. She lives in Exeter, New Hampshire and works full-time while volunteering with SAPL as well as other organizations in the area, including the Pease Greeters, seeing troops off as they leave on missions and welcoming them home as they return from overseas, and singing at her local nursing home.